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The Laws of Human Nature

Narrated by: Paul Michael
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Summary

Robert Greene is a master guide for millions, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most important subject of all - understanding people's drives and motivations, even when they are unconscious of them themselves.

We are social animals. Our very lives depend on our relationships with people. Knowing why people do what they do is the most important tool we can possess, without which our other talents can only take us so far. Drawing from the ideas and examples of Pericles, Queen Elizabeth I, Martin Luther King Jr, and many others, Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight, how to look behind people's masks, and how to resist conformity to develop your singular sense of purpose. 

Whether at work, in relationships, or in shaping the world around you, The Laws of Human Nature offers brilliant tactics for success, self-improvement, and self-defence.

©2018 Robert Greene (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Amazing as always

It truly gives us an understanding of what it means to be human. Thanks again Robert and all the best with your recovery

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can be useful

I have just finished this very interesting audiobook. Indeed full of tips and deep analyses of the diverse human personalities and feelings out there. The analyses support the common perceptions about human nature out there but with elegance and clarity that would give you a deeper understanding by the end. However my problem is I couldn't help but notice again and again the extremely cynical tone of the audiobook: basically essentially everyone is out there to get you. I'm not questioning this and not interested in that as it is very subjective. In fact the audiobook is an exercise in subjectivity of the author. Although I would say I learnt much from the little stories about the various historical figures! I would recommend this with a condition, selectively pick the tips of the book. And remember mindfulness and compassion are a better approach to connecting with people (to be fair he says presence is important)! And for goodness' sake don't manipulate people as the author recommends at points!!! Yes true story!🤨

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God bless Robert Greene, this is exceptional

This Book is perhaps his best, it consolidates all his previous ideas to great this master piece

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Great book and very relevant for our times

I really enjoyed listening to this book. I have also bought the hard copy but as it's about 800 pages long and I have a young baby i was struggling to find the time to finish. i got to just over 400 pages and really wanted to read the rest so bought it on audible. Best decision

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Robert Greene's magnum opus

If you are a human and you've ever had a thought or feeling buy this book.

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Incredible read

This book is a work of genius and something every thought provoking individual should take the time to read or listen to.

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Greene is the greatest writer of his generation. <br />

every book Robert Greene writes is fantastic and this one is his best work ever. loved it.

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  • 31-10-18

Brilliant.

Essential reading for everyone. Extremely well written and thought provoking. I simply love this book and I'm sure to re-read it. Having also read "48 Laws of Power" and "The 50th Law", I highly recommend Robert Greene's style of writing.

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Lots of insights and stories in human nature

Lots of insights and stories in understanding human behaviour and psychology. Great to learn how to read people and know why they behave the way they do.

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Amazing book!

Loved it! The book goes in depth into the subject of human nature and it does so without prejudice which was quite refreshing. It helped me understand why people behave in certain ways and how to better respond to those behaviours in order to achieve your goals. The stories it uses to illustrate a specific topic are told in a very engaging way and the voice of the narrator was very soothing. I highly recommend it!

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  • Mr. Wayne Ramsay
  • 29-01-19

Great reference book

A useful aid to navigating the complexities of life and self. I felt compelled to share and gifted to friends and family

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-12-18

Lots of knowledge, but too much to grasp

this book is filled with so much information and knowledge, that I felt a bit lost and overwhelmed by it.

a workbook or a more structured summary would be a great advantage. some practical guidance for implementing these ideas into daily life would also be appreciated.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-19

comprehensive and relevant

I really enjoyed listening to this book full of wisdom and history. logically set out in chapter by chapter with some interesting examples and stories I highly recommend it for anyone interested in humanity and it's ways

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  • Adil
  • 28-06-19

Insightful

Packed with research-based advice, and with wisdom. After reading this book, I should be living more.

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  • Vashist Reddy
  • 07-06-19

Simply profound!

I am astounded by the profoundness of this book. Robert Green has gone deep and deep and deep into the rabbit hole of human nature to unearth this gem. There is so much to learn and to understand on our own realities as human beings. I cannot help but be in awe with the level of consciousness the author must have reached to write so extensively on this matter. His research and stories are so enriching. The style of the book is also unique, you see the stories, you look at the interpretations and then you are given the keys of human nature in relation to that specific chapter you have just covered. When I reached the chapter on our mortality, it was simply the best way to wrap up this wonderful piece of art. From the depth of my heart, I say thank you to Master Robert Green. You Sir, has for sure contributed to raise my vibration and consciousness and spurred forward my own evolution further. Be blessed!

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  • amogha
  • 05-06-19

I love Robert greene.. But this book was not

After chapter one.. I am confused.. Its a brilliant book but cannot understand what he wants me to learn

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  • Angela Shearer
  • 19-05-19

Brilliant guide to surviving humans

I've read all of Robert's books. He amazes and inspires me. I've learned so much from. These books have changed my life and my approach to it. Thus is pure treasure.

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  • Rob Vith
  • 07-05-19

Hidden Gems

This book has a lot of hidden gems inside. It requires patience and attention to really engage.

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  • Rodney van Royden
  • 29-04-19

worth listening to but lack of supporting evidence

worth listening to but lack of supporting evidence presented.

A good reminder of one cynical interpretation of human nature

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  • Reader
  • 28-03-19

Beautiful book. Peaceful narration. Must read.

This book dethroned 48 Laws of power as my favourite. There's a lot of immediate take aways. The narration was at the right pace. Overall well done. Recommended.